County News

January 20, 2015

This winter’s “Tools for Your Future” Crop Fair program is designed to help local growers deal with the volatility in modern agriculture, according to organizers with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB). The program will be held Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Iowa Speedway – Newton Club, 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, Iowa. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the program runs from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM with complimentary lunch served at noon.

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January 20, 2015

Are you a new 4-H family looking for more information about 4-H?
Click the link or picture above to learn more!!

January 9, 2015

Classes for beginning vegetable gardeners will be held in February!  However, any interested gardener is encouraged to attend

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January 9, 2015

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, March 28 with us at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-2pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, stage entertainment, and activity rooms at this event, which will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math.  We will have a grand prize giveaway at the end of the day, so you won't want to miss out.  Lots of fun activities are being planned.  Any 4th-12th grade who registers for 4-H at the event will receive 1/2 off the enrollment fee!  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!

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December 15, 2014

Beginning Beekeeping classes (for all ages) will be held Thursday evenings at the Mahaska County Extension Office January 15– February 26, 2015.  To learn more about beekeeping classes or to enroll, please contact Jim or Tina Marshall.  Click the link above for contact information.

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December 11, 2014

The premier Iowa educational event for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees. The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall said this year’s conference, set for Jan. 31 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.

December 3, 2014

Helping your preschooler be prepared for school is one of the best investments you can make.

  • Good reading and language skills prepare kids for school, work and life.
  • 15 minutes of family reading each day builds a strong school and family foundation.
  • Early literacy skills are a strong predictor of school success.
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November 24, 2014

This is a new form that has been created by the Mahaska County 4-H Youth Committee.  Form must be signed by member and parent/guardian once.  You may either sign a paper form or e-sign the document in our webform.  Deadline for new members is May 15, 2015.  Click the clover to find more information.

September 2, 2014

If you are:
    thinking about joining 4-H,
    new to 4-H
    are confused about 4-H,
    or all of the above, you should definitely check out this updated Project Guide.
 

August 4, 2014

4-H Portable Challenge can be brought to your classroom or program!  It provides youth with opportunities to solve problems and gain important life skills.  The Ricochet program is an extreme leadership adventure!  It is open to youth in middle school and will begin in Mahaska County this fall.  Click the link above to learn more about both programs!

August 1, 2014

2014 Farm Bill Measure Strengthens and Expands Insurance Coverage Options for Farm Operations.  Click this link for full details.

4hOnline
June 30, 2014

Are you trying to figure out how to re-enroll or enroll in 4-H using 4hOnline?
Are you looking for your projects page in your 4hOnline account?
Are you a leader looking for help with Leader Login and Reports in 4hOnline?
Are you a 4-H Family looking for help with logging in for Animal ID?
            Check this out!

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June 2, 2014

FIRST Lego League (FLL) is for any youth in 4th-6th grade.  The OskyBots Team 4222 meets at the former Curves location in the Penn Central Mall.  They meet to gain teamwork, communication, and leadership skills and knowledge in engineering, computers, and Lego Mindstorms Robotics.  The members work with adult and youth volunteer coaches to gain skills needed to build and program their own Lego Robot.  Members do all of the hands-on work and take ownership in their roles.  They learn about gracious professionalism and will compete at regional and/or state events.
We are in need of adult and youth volunteers to assist with FLL.  If you are interested, please let Amy know by calling 641/673-5841 ext. 28 or email vermeera@iastate.edu.  All adult volunteers must complete and pass an Extension background screening.

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/life
March 25, 2014

Are you 60 or older? Are you interested in Exergaming?

schwan's cares
October 24, 2013

If you are a current Schwan's customer, or if you'd like to become a Schwan's customer, you can begin helping Mahaska County 4-H!  Our official campaign is over, but we will continue to raise funds through Schwan's for the next year.  Click the link above to learn more!

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November 19, 2012

If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you!

August 27, 2012

If you're interested in being a 4-H Superintendent or Volunteer Leader, check out this page!

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May 2, 2012

How parents handle their divorce affects how well their children will adapt to life with mom and life with dad. This Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines what parents can do to help their children live through divorce.

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May 2, 2012

Are you planning to purchase a home?  Would you like to know more about the home buying process?  If so, you should check out A Place of Your Own.

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May 1, 2012

Website for the National Center for Home Food Preservation

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